Unarmed 13-year-old Palestinian girl shot by Israel
Israeli Defense Ministry said she was shot because “the young girl approached the checkpoint carrying a bag”. Should all Palestinian females stop carrying bags now?!
Sept 21, 2016
A 13-year-old female Palestinian was shot and lightly wounded at the Eliyahu checkpoint, near the illegal West Bank settlement of Alfei Menashe, on Wednesday after allegedly “refusing to stop when commanded by border guards”.
According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the young girl approached the checkpoint carrying a bag. How many females on this earth carry bags. Should all Palestinian females stop carrying bags now? And how many students go to school without their bags?
It was claimed that the Israeli hired civilian checkpoint guards ordered her to stop and fired a warning shot in the air, “at which point the suspect began to reach toward her shirt,” according to them. The guard then shot the suspect in the leg to stop her.
Sappers who searched the girl’s bag found no traces of explosives or weapons. In an attempt to cover-up, the Defense Ministry now claiming that the girl said “I came to die” during her initial questioning. She is currently hospitalized at Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava.
(This report is partly based on Haaretz report)